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2017 AMSA Awards

January 27, 2017

Award Recipients

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Non-Physician Appreciation Award


Ann Wilke, is a retired Executive Director of the Lee County Medial Society. She held the LCMS position from 1974 to 2015. Prior to that, she was a medial assistant for Orville Blank, M.D., for two years beginning in 1972. She was also the office manager at Donalson, Howington & Mattingly, P.A., for six years.

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Distinguished Layperson's Service Award

Elaine Hawkins, CRM, is President & CEO of Private Client Insurance Services. Ms. Hawkins received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Miami, FL. She holds the designation of Certified Risk Manager and Licenses for General Lines Property and Casualty Insurance and Real Estate Broker. She is a member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, and serves on a Real  Estate Advisory Board for the global insurance organization AIG.

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We Care Award


Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida specializes in comprehensive orthopedics. All surgeons are fellowship trained in their sub-specialty, having completed additional training beyond the typical orthopedic residency
preparation to be "experts" in the industry. The firm is one of the largest practices in the country performing total joint replacement, and one of the few practices offering anterior hip replacement procedures. Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida has in-kind donations of $1.63 million since they began participating in the We Care program in 2009.

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Scientific Achievement Award

Michael Katin, M.D. is a Radiation Oncology Physician at 21st Century Oncology. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He performed his Internal Medicine residency at Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, and his Radiation Therapy residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a fellowship in Renal and Electrolyte Disorders at Lankenau Hospital, a fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Health. Dr. Katin is certified by the American Board of Radiology, and the American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology,

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Leadership & Professionalism Award

Stephen Hannan, M.D., is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Physician at Pulmonary, Critical Care Sleep Medicine Specialists of SW Florida, a Division of 21st Century Oncology LLC. Dr. Hannan received his medical degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. He performed his internship/residency at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of FL, Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Hannan is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Health Education Award

Judith Hartner, M.D. is the Retired Director of the Florida Department of Health in Lee County. Dr. Hartner worked at the Florida Department of Health for 22 years. She graduated from Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She performed her internship at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Hartner is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Chazal, M.D., FACC, FACP, FASE is an Invasive Cardiologist and the Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Lee Physician Group/Lee Health. Dr. Chazal, earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida. He completed his internship and residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Chazal completed his cardiology training at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Krannert Institute of Cardiology, including a one-year fellowship in echocardiography. Dr. Chazal is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography.

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Rising Physician Award

Mark Bloomston, M.D. is a surgical oncologist at 21st Century Oncology. Dr Bloomston received his medical degree from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. He performed his General Surgery Internship at the University of South Florida. Dr Bloomston performed his Research Fellow Residencies in Pancreatic Cancer and General Surgery at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. He completed his fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Ohio State University. Dr. Bloomston is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery.   

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Citizenship and Community Service Award

Mary Kay Peterson, M.D. is the Director of the Women’s Imaging at Radiology Regional Center. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She performed her radiology residency at University of Florida Health Sciences Center, and has completed a fellowship in Women’s Imaging (mammography and ob-gyn ultrasound) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Peterson is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

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In Memory of an Outstanding Physician Award

Jack Bartlett, M.D., was the founder of Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida. Dr Bartlett received his medical degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. He completed his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. He performed his residency at the University of Florida and the University of California. Dr. Bartlett was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr Bartlett passed away in 2016.